Attorney General Jeff Sessions is headed to California, where he’s going to speak at the annual California Peace Officers Association (CPOA) meeting. Organizers say that Sessions will make a “major” announcement regarding sanctuary cities.
“It’s a big deal,” Carol Leveroni, the association’s executive director, said. “We were informed he was going to be in town, so we invited him to speak.”
AG Sessions has been at war with California for a long time. State officials continually snub their noses at the Justice Department. They refuse to comply with federal immigration officers and have turned the state into a utopia for illegal immigrants.
“I continue to urge all jurisdictions under review to reconsider policies that place the safety of their communities and their residents at risk,” Sessions said last January. “Protecting criminal aliens from federal immigration authorities defies common sense and undermines the rule of law.”
Sessions’ justice department has argued that cities that receive federal funds should have to comply with federal law. He hasn’t acted on the belief yet, but it’s possible that that’s what his announcement will be about.
Federal officials want local police departments to detain captured illegal immigrants until ICE officers can process them. Sanctuary jurisdictions like California want to release criminal illegals back onto the streets.
“Despite how (Senate leader Kevin De León) has presented the issue, the law enforcement profession… cannot and does not engage in immigration enforcement. We do, however, have a sworn duty to protect our communities from the release of potentially dangerous criminals, wherever they may come from,” said current president of the CPOA, Beverly Hills Police Department Assistant Chief Marc Coopwood.
“Any attempt to restrict our ability to do that is not good policy.”
Gardena Police Chief Ed Madrano, however, agreed with the state legislature that “California law enforcement should not be used to assist in mass deportations.”
Immigration activists are eager to hear what Sessions will say on Wednesday.
(Source: Mercury News)